close Video Fox News Flash top headlines for August 11 Fox News Flash top headlines are here. Check out what's clicking on Foxnews.com. NEW You can now listen to Fox News articles! A man was killed Wednesday when a tree branch fell on his car as severe weather passed through Williamsburg , officials said. Firefighters were called to a motor vehicle incident on Jamestown Road near the intersection of Bayberry Lane around 3:45 p.m., Williamsburg fire officials said in a statement. A Chevy Malibu was traveling northeast on Jamestown Road when a branch fell on the car, officials said. The driver, Hakeem A. Conway, 42, of Williamsburg, was pronounced dead at the scene and a passenger was taken to a hospital with minor injuries, officials said. VIRGINIA 12-YEAR-OLD IS HELPING KIDS WITH CANCER AFTER LOSING HIS OWN MOM TO THE DISEASE A Virginia man was killed while driving by a falling tree near Williamsburg. … [Read more...] about Virginia man killed when tree branch falls on car during severe weather
0 Weather Melrose does not have any formal water restrictions at this time. But residents can still help with conservation efforts, officials say. Dakota Antelman , Patch Staff Posted | Updated Reply MELROSE, MA - Severe weather that brought rain and high winds to communities north of Boston in recent days still wasn't enough to bust the region's lingering drought conditions, according to state and federal drought experts. Instead, the situation has now worsened, as noted by the U.S. Drought Monitor, which has identified "extreme drought" conditions across a large stretch of Eastern Massachusetts from the Cape Ann area, through Greater Boston and south into Bristol County and Cape Cod. The state similarly announced this week that conditions had "deteriorated." The drought, officials warned, is leading to everything from decreased water levels in local waterways to heightened fire activity. The state offered … [Read more...] about ‘Extreme Drought’ Conditions Take Hold In Melrose, Eastern Mass.
This is a carousel. Use Next and Previous buttons to navigate 11 BERLIN (AP) — German Chancellor Olaf Scholz pledged his government won't leave citizens freezing or unable to pay their energy bills but acknowledged Thursday that his country faces considerable challenges in the coming months. Rising fuel costs sparked by Russia's war against Ukraine have put severe financial strain on many in Germany and beyond, raising concerns about a possible winter of discontent. “We will do everything to help citizens get through this difficult time,” Scholz told reporters during his annual summer news conference in Berlin. He cited numerous measures the government already adopted to ease financial hardships for residents and to secure alternative energy supplies to replace Russian oil, coal and gas. Asked whether he feared that frustration could boil over into violent protests, Scholz replied, "I don't … [Read more...] about Scholz confident Germany can weather energy crisis in winter
NEW YORK (AP) — Gas prices are falling but still higher than they were a year ago. And inflation has made most everything else more expensive. If you're looking to save money on your commute, here are some tips: IF YOU HAVE A CAR: MAKE A DRIVING STRATEGY AAA recommends avoiding traffic and adjusting your normal route in order to avoid unnecessary driving. When possible, visit “one-stop shops” where you can run multiple errands in the same space and only use premium gas for cars that either recommend it or require it. “Paying for premium gas for a car that is regular is a waste of money and is of no benefit to the vehicle,” according to AAA. MODERATE YOUR SPEED Driving the speed limit can help you save money. Most vehicles reach optimal fuel economy at 50 mph. For every 5 mph you drive over that, it can cost an additional 30 cents per gallon, according to fueleconomy.org. For more tips to save on fuel, the U.S. government offers recommendations such as how to choose a … [Read more...] about Tips for saving on your commute amid high inflation
0 This post was contributed by a community member. The views expressed here are the author's own. Community Corner a Cycling without Ages and Crystal Lake Park District Partnership Crystal Lake Park District , Community Contributor Posted Reply Feel the wind in your hair! Bring an elder out for a pleasant ride at Lippold Park or the Dole Farmer's Market, provided by Cycling without Ages McHenry County. Sign up for a 30 or 60 minute ride conducted by trained volunteers on their comfortable, open-air trishaws. Ride and Registration notes: Rides are FREE but registration 48 hours in advance of ride date required. Register online by clicking on the program code on page 82 of the digital guide at crystallakeparks.org Ride may be cancelled due to inclement weather or if less than two ride slots are scheduled You may sign up for 2 consecutive time slots for a 60 minute ride Each ride can accommodate 1 or 2 people … [Read more...] about Two More Dates for Trail Rides for Seniors in August
0 Schools The state adopted new rules on sex ed in schools last year. Community Unit School District 46 has updated its middle school curriculum. Amie Schaenzer , Patch Staff Posted Reply GRAYSLAKE, IL — Community Consolidated School District 46 in Grayslake, like many school districts throughout the Chicago area, has opted out of teaching sex education in line with national standards to its youngest students. Last year, Gov. J.B. Pritzker signed the Keeping Kids Safe & Health Act, which calls on Illinois schools to adopt National Sex Education standard. Under the law, school districts that teach sex education are now required to use the new standards for instruction, according to a memo from District 46. The new rules call for updated curriculum that provides personal health and safety education for schools that teach sex education to kindergarten through fifth grade students and comprehensive sexual health education … [Read more...] about D46 Will Not Adopt Sex Ed Standards For Youngest Students